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Synonyms: Idolish Seven, Ainana
Japanese: アイドリッシュセブン
English: IDOLiSH7
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Type: TV
Episodes: 17
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2018 to May 19, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TROYCA
Source: Game
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Idols (Male)Idols (Male), MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.701 (scored by 2442124,421 users)
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Ranked: #12472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2584
Members: 72,279
Favorites: 1,419

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On her first day of work at her father's small production agency, Tsumugi Takanashi was not expecting to be made the manager of the agency's new male idol group. Though shocked that her father is trusting her with such a major project so soon, Tsumugi vows to do everything she can to support the seven young boys. After seeing how well the boys work as a team, Tsumugi meets with her father and learns that her first job as manager will be to cut four boys from the group. This is because her father believes seven idols are too much to manage, and the current top group, TRIGGER, only has three members.

After holding an impromptu audition, Tsumugi returns to her father and boldly declares that she refuses to cut anyone from the group, as each member has a unique allure which collectively enhances the group's appeal. She returns to the boys and they are thrilled that none of them will get to miss out on their dreams. Together they become IDOLiSH7, and prepare to take on the fiercely competitive world of idols.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Bessho, Makoto
Hamano, Takatoshi
Sound Director
Katou, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inokawa, Shintarou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music

Ending Theme

1: "Heavenly Visitor" by TRIGGER (eps 4-7, 9-11, 13-17)
2: "TODAY IS" by IDOLiSH7 (eps 8)
3: "Ame (雨)" by MEZZO (eps 12)

Episode Videos


May 22, 2018
When I tell people to watch this show, they tend to brush it off because it's an idol anime. Because they think it's going to be typical reverse harem show. Then I get them to watch just the first two episodes and then they're addicted.

Story: 9/10
It's not the usual "I have talent, I'm going to be an idol" plotline. Rather, nothing actually goes smoothly for these precious boys. The story likes to throw a lot of stuff at you and then only solve a few of the questions you have. It's kind of frustrating since there are plot lines that you would like to see ...
Sep 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Well, that was certainly better than expected. While I can't say that the first impression of many was wrong - another anime for female audience with focus on bishounens, it's better than most of similar titles. There isn't too much focus on a fanservice and as a pleasant surprise it does actually have a story. Not a story I would call great, but certainly not a story I would call bad either.

The characters indeed have personalities beyond just being a pretty face, so right from the start there's one of the biggest flaws of bishounen-focused anime gone. Considering that even I who's not even close ...
Apr 24, 2024
As someone who loves music and followed irl idols this is disaster

I only like trigger and zool thats real idols musician groups

Not only the design of 7 rainbow group was so bad hair design, face focus their outfits also ugly n disaster on stage

Everytime i put normal speed to enjoy the damn music or dance discography suddenly the music stop and it switched to drama

Hell what is this music theme or delinquent theme or talking no jùtsu theme


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